How to Charge Your Church Through Community Partnerships! – Episcopal News Service

Want to connect your community more deeply with your neighborhood? Has the Holy Spirit called you to do more than your current resources will allow? As part of our 1730 Project, which is focused on smaller communities (but open to all!), TryTank invites you to join two hands-on webinars that will show you step-by-step how to improve your community through community partnerships.

Both 90-minute webinars will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Webinar #1 on June 2nd: Connect with Your Neighborhood Through Community Listening

Listening to people in the neighborhoods around the church is critical to sharing God’s love with the congregation. Get to know your church neighbors better as you discover the assets, needs, and dreams in your area. A listening process reveals where God is already at work, builds connections with people and organizations already invested in the neighborhood, and often leads to “Aha!” insights for more strategic church ministry. This webinar describes basic listening activities and outlines practical steps for a rewarding listening process, including developing an effective listening team.

Webinar #2 on June 9th: The Power of Community Partnerships

Great ideas for church ministry are often best implemented through partnerships with others, such as schools, other churches, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Pooling resources and ideas with a partner can help the church have a greater impact on the many issues facing our communities. Many examples of fruitful partnerships and strategies for making partnerships work will be presented in this webinar. Participants will take away concrete ideas for identifying partners in their own communities, as well as getting started on building a partnership relationship.

Registration gives you access to both webinars. If you are unable to attend one or more of the webinars, register anyway so that you can receive the recordings (in video and audio form) for your schedule.

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